Sunday December 22, 2013
Kansas Wesleyan (NAIA): Head coach Dave Dallas has stepped down after 17 seasons at the helm. Dallas notched 94 victories during his time in Salina. A national search to find his replacement will begin immediately.
Nebraska-Kearney: Sources tell us that Mesa CC (AZ) special teams coordinator / receivers coach Matt Miller has accepted the receivers job at Nebraska-Kearney.
USC: Steve Sarkisian has confirmed that Clay Helton will be retained, and also noted today that he plans to make another run at bringing back Ed Orgeron.
Army: Sources tell us that Jeff Monken will be Army's next head coach. Monken has served as the head coach at Georgia Southern since November of 2009, compiling a 38-16 record. Army beat writer Sal Interdonato says that the details of the contract are being worked out but official word of the hire may not come until Thursday or Friday (holiday week). Here's what you need to know.
Penn State: According to Adam Schefter, a representative of Bill O'Brien recently reached out to Penn State in an effort to lower his buyout for leaving for an NFL team. Schefter notes that last summer O'Brien's contract was reworked from from a $19.33 million buyout down to $6.48 million for this year.
Oakland Raiders: Owner Mark Davis recently rejected an offer to extend the contracts of the assistant coaches who are in the last year of their deal, according to a report from Adam Schefter.
Boise State: Julius Brown, who coached the corners last year at Arkansas State, has joined Bryan Harsin's staff, according to Bruce Feldman.